Freshman duo win season's first ACAA Runner of the Week awards.

Freshman duo win season's first ACAA Runner of the Week awards.

Freshmen Pablo Cortes and Izzy Heart were named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Cross Country Athletes of the Week.

Running against mostly NCAA Division I runners, the duo led UC Santa Cruz at the season-opening University of San Francisco Invitational at Golden Gate Park. Cortes finished 19th out of 79 covering the 8,000-meter course in 26:18.5.

Heart broke into the school's all-time top 15 in the 6K with a 23:11.5. She finished 43rd out of 93 runners.

The Banana Slugs next race September 14th at the Kim Duyst Invitational hosted by Stanislaus State.